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School Trips to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre: where Shakespeare comes to life! As an official 'Friend of the Globe', NST can arrange a variety of tours and sessions - each tailored to your class' individual needs, curriculum, and study plan.

Wander around the 'wooden O' with a guide-storyteller. They'll take you on a tour of the Globe, sharing its history through fascinating stories. Starting in 1599, you'll explore the theatre's turbulent past and reconstruction processes - including the most recent in the 1990s. And if you're particularly lucky, you might get a behind the scenes peek at a cast rehearsal!

Live demonstrations and workshops can offer students an engaging and interactive experience. Sessions exploring Elizabethan dressing and Shakespeare's use of stage fighting are particularly popular for students - and teachers!

A Globe Theatre study day offers a practical introduction and expert insight into your chosen play. On-site guides will walk students through plot lines, characterisation, key themes, and language use - as well as the social, historical, and cultural context of the play. But crucially, you'll have a truly unique opportunity to experience the play in its original setting, exploring how the conditions at the Globe have shaped style, language, and performance of the play over time. Each session will be tailored to your chosen play and in keeping with GCSE and A level specifications.

Interested in a school trip to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre? Get in touch today to discuss your options - call our team of travel experts on 0845 293 7970.

Shakepeare's Globe Theatre School Trip FAQs

Is Shakespeare's Globe open air?

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is an open air theatre, meaning that you should dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend taking rain protection and sunscreen as you will be exposed to the elements.

If you are in the area surrounding the stage, then you will be exposed to the weather. However, the Sam Wanamaker playhouse is indoors. In Shakespeares Globe Theatre, there is a standing and seated area. If you're in the standing area, then you will be standing for the duration of the performance.

How long is the tour of the Globe Theatre?

A guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre takes arounf 30 to 40 minutes, however this is subject to availability depending on rehersals and the show programme. It also takes around 30 to 40 minutes to take a tour of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. 

Can you take food into the Globe Theatre?

You can take food and drink into Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, providing that you do not bring any glass. There are also places where you can purchase food and drink witin the Globe. The Swan bar and restaurant is open until 23:00 Monday-Saturday. 

What are the opening times for the Globe Theatre?

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is open from 09:30 to 18:00 and guided tours depart every 30 minutes starting from 09:30. 

The Box Office is open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. 

This is subject to availability and depending on rehersals and the show programme. 

Is this the original Shakespeare's Globe?

The original location of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is around 200 metres from the Globe today and is marked by a plaque on the wall, as well as informational guides. Today, the Globe Theatre that stands is a reconstruction of the original where Shakespeare worked.


Our school trips to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Cultural Trips

For a school trip that will inspire your students, you need to look no further than our very own capital city London. We can create a cultural tour suited to you which offers pupils the opportunity to experience big city life and widen their horizons.

Learn more about our cultural trips to London.

Primary School Trips 

A primary school trip to London enables pupils to discover many aspects of their curriculum in a short space of time and we can create an itinerary package around any theme of your choice.

Learn more about our KS2 trips to London

GCSE Study Day at Shakespeare's Globe

Tailored to complement the KS4 English requirements, these study days offer an introduction to your chosen play at GCSE. On this study day, students will learn about the social, historical and cultural context of the play, explore aspects of plot and characterisation, identify key themes and analyse language.

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process.

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information:

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

FREE school trip promotion pack

FREE school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete
  • A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip

For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.  If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.  Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! 

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Speak to one of our school travel experts

Our team of school travel experts have unrivalled destination knowledge and experience so they can help to bring your tour ideas to life and might even suggest options you hadn’t already thought of too! So get in touch today and we'll help to create a bespoke, budget-friendly tour itinerary to meet your specific learning requirements.

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 


Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  


Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 


Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.